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FAQs: Mission Local’s Membership Drive
We've launched our membership drive for businesses and readers and hope that you will sign on. Already, some of you have questions so we hope this will answer them. If you have more questions, please send them to info@missionlocal.com. Are you a non-profit? No. Why not? We thought about it, but decided that we wanted to offer another kind of experiment in trying to make local media sustainable. Already, there are dozens of excellent ventures using the non-profit model, but not as many new local enterprises using a for-profit model. Being for-profit puts us in a different mindset. Without strong community support we are unlikely to survive, so figuring out ways to make us relevant to you is the difference between life and death. So, yes, that means we are very much dependent on you. Does membership buy you a stake in the enterprise? Not a financial stake, but yes you become part of our community. Right now being a member gives you the benefits we ...